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Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo Movement

Harvey W

By David Johanssen

The sexual assault revelations about Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein quite suddenly sparked a massive cultural shift, now known as the “Me Too” movement. Since then, more than 80 women have accused Weinstein of harassment or abuse, and dozens of other powerful men—including CEOs, celebrities, and congressional lawmakers—have been ousted from their posts in the wave of accusations that followed.

It has been months since a pair of explosive exposés destroyed Harvey Weinstein’s film career, and allegations of monstrous behavior keep coming out against him. He has now been indicted by a grand jury on rape charges.

This week at Shelter Theater, we present Weinstein, a new documentary that chronicles the once-powerful producer’s fall from the top and investigates how Weinstein allegedly sexually harassed and abused dozens of women over four decades. After the documentary, we will discuss the #MeToo movement and its impact on society.

Wednesday, June 20, at 5pm: Tashi and the Monk. Nestled deep within the foothills of the Himalayas is an inspiring community led by Buddhist Monk Lobsang, a renowned spiritual teacher who works to create a reality of love and acceptance for abused children. The documentary follows one of the newest arrivals to his commune—a shy five-year-old girl who’s endured unimaginable tragedy during her brief life. Spirituality and Practice magazine calls it “a heartwarming documentary about love and compassion at work in Tibet.”

On Saturday, June 16, at 6pm, we’re turning it up to 11 with This Is Spinal Tap. Rob Reiner’s cult classic comedy—starring Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, and Harry Shearer—turned the fictional heavy metal band of its title into bona fide musical superstars. The film, which spawned the term “mockumentary,” is a spoof about making a documentary about a once-famous, now almost forgotten British heavy metal band. Time Out magazine raves, “Reiner’s brilliantly inventive script and smart visuals avoid all the obvious pitfalls, making this one of the funniest ever films about the music business.”

Open Mic is your chance to have your 10 minutes of fame onstage—or just watch the fun. Every Tuesday at 7:30pm.

Shelter Theater is an easy 10-minute walk down from the Jardín. See our calendar at www.sheltervg4.com for dates and online tickets. Find our logo on the Que Pasa map in the upper left-hand corner. We reserve the right to refuse service due to our limited handicapped access. Write sheltervg4@gmail.com for details.

 

Film

Frida w/ Salma Hayak

Fri, Jun 15, 5pm

100 pesos

 

Film

This Is Spinal Tap

Sat, Jun 16, 6pm

100 pesos

 

Live Music/Variety

Open Mic

Tue, Jun 19, 7:30pm

70 pesos (inc drink)

Documentary and Discussion

Tashi and the Monk

Wed, Jun 20, 5pm

70 pesos

 

Documentary and Discussion

Weinstein

Fri, Jun 22, 5pm

100 pesos

 

All events are in Shelter Theater, Vicente Guerrero 4

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